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- Cities XXL 2015Sarıburgaz is a Turkish town on the shore of Marmara Sea. Administratively it is a county (ilçe in Turkish) in the province (il in Turkish) of Tekirdağ. Not different than most of the towns in Thracia within the boundaries of Turkey, Sarıburgaz is largely an agricultural town, sunflower being the most produced crop. For the last thirty years, however, the town has grown in tourism as promoted by the municipality with the phrase "A Thracian haven."
Welcome to Sarıburgaz
As Sarıburgaz has also geographically been a haven since the ancient times, the origins of the town goes back to the ancient Greek era. Back then the town's name was πύργος , read pýrgos and burgaz in Turkish. Following the Ottoman expansion into the Balkans, the town was supposedly occupied in the 1360s prior to the Battle of Maritsa. Following the Ottoman consolidation in the Balkans, the town has come to be known as Sarıburgaz, sarı meaning yellow in Turkish, presumably due to another Burgas in modern Bulgaria.
A Thracian haven